I got a dog out there, who is retired now, who was on the Federal Fugitive Task Force (hope I got the name right). He and his owner, both retired now. But he told me that they like to use his dog because he air scents, vacuum scents I think he called it. But anyway, he said that sometimes a perp can come up from behind the dog when they are ground scenting. He told me about a dog, Killer who was dispatched a little ahead of his dog, and the dog was shot three times. When Morgan got to him, he missed the shoulder and brought him down with the neck. He was not shot (which is why I am not breeding for police dogs, I am not against k9s, but I hate to think of them getting killed like Killer did).
At a dog show, my club, which usually recognizes local k9s and their handlers, they did a demo, and they explained that the dog is trained to grab extremities. A dog is not considered lethal, though the dog above did get the jugular and if they didn't riddle the guy with bullets, that probably would have killed him. You can call a dog off or back, you cannot call back a bullet.
The idea of shooting a guy in the leg is ludicrous because if you are a good guy, you owe it to your family, folks, partner and community to come home at the end of the shift. If someone is pointing a gun at you, then you need to shoot to stop the threat, not to pick out lesser body parts to maim the guy long enough to get the gun away from him.
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